Derick , Ya. To me, it looks like he was ripping the front top part of the guitar apart over time and decided to actually varnish that part. At first, when I was looking at it, I was like, "What ..... on earth.....did he DO to his baby???!!!" LOL.
It also looks like he varnished over top of a wooden pick guard. Strangest thing I've ever seen.
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